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Publication numberUS890304 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1908
Filing dateJul 16, 1907
Priority dateJul 16, 1907
Publication numberUS 890304 A, US 890304A, US-A-890304, US890304 A, US890304A
InventorsAdolph Rosenberg
Original AssigneeAdolph Rosenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 890304 A
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No. 890,304. PATENTED JUNE 9, 1908.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 9, 1908.

Application filed July 16, 1907. Serial No. 383,998.

The present invention re ates to improvements 1n condiment holders and more particularly to a combined salt and pepper shaker embodying novel mans for closing either the salt compartment or the pepper compartment.

To this end the invention resides principally in the provision of a receptacle formed with a plurality of compartments, each of the compartments being "provided with a perforated closure, and a swinging plate peculiarly mounted and formed so as to effectively close either set of perforationsf For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction and the means for eifectingthe result, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in.which:

Figure 1 1s a pers ective view of a salt and pepper shaker em odying the invention.

- ig. 2 is a longitudinal v sectional view through the same. Fig. 3 is a top plan view. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the swinging closure. Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the followin description and indicated in all the views 0% the drawings by the same reference characters. In the present instance the invention is shown as embodying a salt and epper shaker comprising a receptacle 1 with a salt compartment 2 and a pepper compartment 3. The mouths of the two compartments and3 are located adjiacent each other andv are closed by. a common cap 4. Thiscap comprises a air of disks 5 connected by a neck 6, each'o the disks 5 having the central (portion thereof pressed outwardly as indicate at 7 and provided with the usual perforations 8 Extending around the ca 4 is a flange 9 designed to receive the mout of the receptacle 1 in the usual manner, and

shown as cut from the flange 9 and having a e.

7 spring engagement with the said receptao -from :a swinging plate 13 designed to be 5 A pair of s aced ears 11 project outwardly from the nee 6 and pivotallymounted be-i tweenthese .ears 11 is an arm 12 projecting ormed swung over either set of the perforations 8. If found desirable as in the present instance this swinging plate may be provided with a finger-piece 14. :An opening 15 is formed in the neck 6 between the spaced cars 11 and extending over the opening under the arm 12 is a spring strip 16 the ends of which engage the outwardly pressed portion 7 of the disks 5 whereb the spring is held against accidental disp acement. The arm 12 ex tends slightly beyond the pivot point as mdicated at 17 and this extension 17 cooper ates with the spring strip 16 to hold the swinging plate 13 either extending outwardly so that both sets of the perforations 8 are uncovered or against either of the disks 5.

For the purpose of enabling the plate 13 to effectively close the perforations 8 the same is provided upon its opposite faces with projections 18 corresponding to the perforations and designed to enter the same when the plate is swung against the corresponding 1 disk.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A closure of the character described comprising a pair of perforated disks con nected by a neckhaving an opening therein, ears projecting from the said neck upon opposite sides of the opening, a spring strip extending across the opening and locatedbetween the ears, and a swinging closure pivotally mounted between the ears and provided with an extension engaging the sprlng which serves to hold the swinging closure against either of the disks.

and adapted to be held against either of the disks by means of the sprilggxstrip. in the present instance spring tongues 10 are In testimony whereof-I a in presence of twowitnesses;


Witnesses: v

" WM. B. Moonn,

my signature

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US4214678 *Dec 1, 1978Jul 29, 1980Peter PatrinosCondiment dispenser with hole-clearing means
US6783019 *Sep 14, 2001Aug 31, 2004Jeffrey J. ZettleContainer lid with selectable opening
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/24